Management: Be a Successful Manager
The Business School UK’s Operations Director, Helen Chambers talks about Successful Leadership and Management
If you are to achieve your goals in any business sector, and that includes the third sector and the public sector, then everything has to begin with great leadership and management.
When staff underperform to the extent it has a serious effect on your organisation’s overall performance, then it’s easy to start assigning blame.
But a senior manager or business owner could do many things to remedy the situation. With great leadership and management, many things can be done to inspire people to perform better, for example:
- Work really hard at communicating – especially focus on listening to others
- Enable your team to contribute to improvement – listen to their suggestions
- Feedback – this should be a continuous activity, not just confined to appraisals
- Plan, plan, plan – this includes identifying risks and what can be done to reduce their impact
- Adopt a clear planned approach to problem solving – avoid knee jerk reactions
It is the responsibility of leaders and managers at all levels to establish the organisation’s culture, decide where it is going, and set goals, ensuring that progress is made towards the vision.
If managers are setting a positive example and leading the organisation effectively, then staff are sure to follow. Setting high standards and managing the people and the organisation to achieve those standards is not always the focus of every organisation.
Once you understand how to avoid the common pitfalls of people management and transform your management style accordingly, not only will you and your team start performing at a level you may have previously deemed impossible, you’ll enjoy doing it too!
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Print off our Successful Manager Essentials PDF, created for you in A4 format. With one half for your own notes and the other as shown below, you can fold in half to create a handy guide.
Over To You
What is the most important aspect of being a successful manger, in your experience? We’d love you to share by leaving a comment in the comments section below. If you have enjoyed our post on management we would appreciate you sharing, and don’t forget to subscribe to our blog so that you can easily keep up to date with our latest articles and news. Helen Chambers, The Business School UK’s Operations Director.